To You I Belong

By: Kamakshi

Dec 23 2011

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Category: Artifacts, Festivities


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

OK, if this is a wrong picture for the festive season, please accept my heartfelt apologies. I fell in love with the picture really, that I clicked at the insistence of a friend. There is something painful yet soothing about the entire scene. I haven’t really understood why a rosary needs to have a cross. Why can’t we pray to god without the guilt that we placed him on a cross, that we wronged him? Everyone these days seems to be telling me to think positive but don’t you think we need more positive representation of the one we submit our faith to? I am after all just a kid, and I can be way off on this one, but I would love to hear your side of the story too. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts now…


30 comments on “To You I Belong”

  1. I am Jewish, so maybe I’m not the one to comment on this, but I tend to agree with you. This does seem rather depressing and cruel. But then, others look at this and somehow see redemption. Multitudes of people have come to G-d through this, so I will not criticize too harshly. But it does seem harsh from my perspective.

    • I agree Cecelia, I am Hindu, so probably I am not the right person to comment either. But I am a believer and I wrote the post in a strange state of mind when I was looking for comfort not in people, but in something else. And I realized the point. I sincerely don’t want to offend anyone, not this part of the year for sure!

  2. Hey Cecelia, I am Jewish too but was raised Catholic so I definitely see the imagery here, In any event this is an excellent picture.

  3. It is very interesting the juxtaposition of the agony and balance of beauty of the glass & craftsmanship.

  4. the image of christ on the cross has always disturbed me, i prefer the mother and child images that speak of life rather than sin, but your photo is lovely, well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. nice post

  6. I like that! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Holidays!

  7. I am not Christian, but I like the quality of the picture.

  8. The comfort you were seeking is found not in guilt but in love. I don’t like crucifixes either–isn’t the whole point that Jesus didn’t stay dead? But I do appreciate the reminder of God’s willingness to make the sacrifice so we could be reconciled to Him.
    I love the way you captured the blue, with so many bright colors fuzzed in the background. Either way, it’s about where you focus!

  9. an unexpected image for this time of year, and yet a poignant reminder that it was for this very reason that a long time ago in Bethlehem that little boy-child was born, as the Boney-M song goes.
    and the wonderful thing, that this moment on the cross is also a long time ago, because the cross is empty now. he is no longer dead!
    alive forever, how cool is that! yes it was a cruel act, but it was done out of love….. too long a story to put into words here, but there is so much hope i am reminded of, as i look at this post. thanks for sharing.

    • I realized that the image was wrongly timed, but i captured that shot a few days back pix & kardz. Thanks for the explanation, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy holidays my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • i actually don’t think the image is wrongly timed. unexpected maybe, but very much appropriate – since it is the same one who was born in Bethlehem who years later died on the cross. and, as nantuckettiechic said, the cross became empty:
        “isnโ€™t the whole point that Jesus didnโ€™t stay dead? But I do appreciate the reminder of Godโ€™s willingness to make the sacrifice….”
        thank you for your holiday wishes – trust you are keeping well and have a Happy New Year!

      • Absolutely how sweet of you to help me clear my mind…just cant wait for the year to end!

  10. Great Shot for the challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Deep and meaningful shot! Something to think about ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am lovin the clarity of the shot.

  12. This is a mesmerizing capture, although I certainly can’t explain why, anymore than anyone else seems to.

    All I can offer is something a priest I knew once reminded people of:
    There is no resurrection without the crucifixion.

    If Christians truly are celebrating the resurrection, well — it’s a package deal. I think this may be a depressing thought when one is young, like you are —
    But to an older person it seems simply like — the truth.
    And the truth may be tough, or daunting, or challenging — but it isn’t depressing, because it’s real.

  13. i don’t think your shot is wrongly timed – and it is a great image

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